Slimming World magazine up to third in the actively purchased charts

Slimming World magazine is now the third most actively purchased magazine in the UK, new figures (published Thursday 10th August 2017) show.

ABC (Audit Bureau of Circulations) figures, relating to January to June 2017, revealed the magazine had seen its 11th consecutive year-on-year increase in circulation and climbed from fourth to third position in the actively purchased charts.

Editor Sara Ward says: “To move up to third in the actively purchased rankings is fantastic news. We are immensely proud of the way Slimming World magazine has continued to thrive in what has been a difficult period for the publishing industry. To have increased year-on-year sales for the 11th year running is nothing short of remarkable, and this achievement is testament to the hard work that our dedicated team puts into producing a magazine that acts as a wonderful source of inspiration for slimmers at every stage of their weight-loss journey.”

Sara Ward, Slimming World magazine Editor
To have increased year-on-year sales for the 11th year running is nothing short of remarkable
Sara Ward, Slimming World magazine Editor

Slimming World magazine is sold at a discounted price in Slimming World’s 16,000 weekly weight-loss groups, providing an additional layer of support to the organisation’s group members, and online members can receive the magazine as part of their web-based support package. Published seven times a year and produced at Slimming World’s head office in Derbyshire, it is also available to purchase on the newsstand.

The August/September 2017 issue of Slimming World magazine is available in Slimming World groups and on sale on newsstands now. The digital edition is available on the Apple App Store, Google Play and Amazon Kindle Fire.

Notes to Editors

For more information or to reprint any of the stories, recipes or images in the magazine, call Consumer PR Officer Lucy Knighton on 01773 306852 or email lucy.knighton@slimmingworld.co.uk

  • Slimming World magazine is the UK’s best-selling slimming magazine, produced and published by Slimming World, the UK’s most advanced weight management organisation. The editorial team is based in-house at Slimming World’s Derbyshire headquarters.
  • Slimming World magazine launched in 1997 with the aim of providing real-life inspiration for Slimming World’s thousands of members who purchased it in group. In 1999 it hit the newsstands.
  • Slimming World magazine sells on the newsstand for £2.75 and to Slimming World members in the organisation’s 18,000 groups for a discounted price of £1.95.

Slimming World was founded by Margaret Miles-Bramwell (OBE, FRSA) in 1969. There are now more than 18,000 groups held weekly across the UK and Republic of Ireland via a network of 4,000 community-based Slimming World Consultants, who receive specific training in the role of diet and physical activity in weight management, as well as sophisticated behaviour-change techniques.

Slimming World’s healthy eating plan, Food Optimising, is based on the science of satiety and energy density. Our phased activity programme, Body Magic, eases members into activity until it becomes an intrinsic part of their daily routine. The principles behind Slimming World’s philosophy are based on a deep understanding of the challenges faced by overweight people and a recognition that those who struggle with weight carry a double burden, the weight itself and a burden of guilt and shame about their weight. Slimming World’s programme integrates practical, up-to-date advice with a highly developed support system based on care and compassion, and Consultant training focuses on facilitating behaviour change in a warm and friendly group environment. Consultant training is delivered through the Slimming World Academy. Slimming World also invests in a comprehensive research programme to develop its support for long-term weight management. The group support provided by Slimming World is recognised as effective by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the NHS.

For more information about Slimming World’s approach visit www.slimmingworld.co.uk or call 0344 897 8000.

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